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Local nurses sought for awards Nominations are being accepted for the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Human Caring which was founded in 1985 to honor nurses who best exemplify the philosophy...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

AIDS/HIV: A view from ground zero

Thursday is World AIDS Day. In recognition of this, Durango native Maura Carroll, who is living for a year in Mozambique and working with HIV/AIDS patients, wrote this article about the struggles...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Colo. girl opens others’ eyes to epilepsy

FRISCO (AP) – Dillon Valley Elementary fifth-grader Amelia Blackwell’s first experience with epilepsy was in January, when she was in fourth grade. “I had all my books in my hand, and I just fell...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

What comes with a driver’s license? An HIV test

WASHINGTON – At one Department of Motor Vehicles office in the nation’s capital, motorists can get a driver’s license, temporary tags and something wholly unrelated to the road: a free HIV test. In...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Lecture on acupuncture to be held Dec. 5 The Durango Public Library will host a free lecture called “Acupuncture: Basics of the Basics” from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at 1900 East Third Ave. Topics will...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Sticking with their roots

VERONA, N.J. – Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O’Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in her own backyard when she turned 80 this year.She was...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

The latest birth control in U.S. could be a worsening economy

ATLANTA – The economy may well be the best form of birth control. U.S. births dropped for the third straight year – especially for young mothers – and experts think money worries are the reason. A...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA pulls cancer drug

WASHINGTON – The blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there’s no proof that it extends their lives or even provides enough temporary benefit...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Deep-chilling trauma patients may save them

WASHINGTON – Suspended animation may not be just for sci-fi movies anymore: Trauma surgeons soon will try plunging some critically injured people into a deep chill – cooling their body temperatures...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Women more likely to have ‘broken heart syndrome’

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman’s heart breaks more easily than a man’s.Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer “broken heart syndrome,” when sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Cholesterol drug price expected to plummet

Many of the 1 million Coloradans with high cholesterol are about to save more than $100 a month because the price is plummeting on the world’s best-selling drug.Many of these people are spending...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Gentle yoga to be held Mondays and Thursdays A gentle yoga class with Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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